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Saturday, April 15 • 10:00am - 10:50am
Building Diversity in STEM LIMITED

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Despite a national focus on directing more students - particularly women and minorities - toward science, technology, engineering and math, the STEM workforce is no more diverse now than it was in 2001. Fifteen years into the 21st century, the demographics of STEM disciplines resemble a 1980s U.S. Census report, as do the graduating classes of American undergraduate engineering and technology programs: We are squandering talent. What changes the trajectory?

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Kay Neeley

Associate Professor of Science, Technology & Society, University of Virginia
Kathryn Neeley has been on the faculty of the School of Engineering & Applied Science since 1979 and might be best described as a recovering English major who found her calling in the most unexpected of places: engineering. She began her career as a writer, editor, and producer who worked on research teams in materials science and chemical engineering and developed print and video materials to promote SEAS research programs. These experiences... Read More →

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Ed Boyd

Chief Strategy Officer/Board Chair, iNvictus Group Holdings, LLC./iNvictus Forward Outreach
Edward R. Boyd, Jr. is a lifelong serial entrepreneur, educator and executive. He has owned childcare facilities, taught in public and charter schools and served in the non­-profit sector primarily working with urban adolescents, focusing on national and neighborhood gang prevention, intervention and sustaining. Ed co-­founded the Durham H.A.W.K.S. (Helping All Willing Kids Succeed). While remaining very active mentoring entrepreneurs and... Read More →
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Kasey Faust

Assistant Professor, University of Texas at Austin
Dr. Kasey Faust is an Assistant Professor in Construction Engineering and Project Management in the Department of Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Faust's work focuses on human-infrastructure interactions, infrastructure interdependencies, and water sector infrastructure. Her research on sociotechnical systems aims to improve service to communities. Her work involves the application... Read More →


Priya Chandrashekar

Scribe, Volunteer

Nina Satasiya

Scribe, Volunteer

Saturday April 15, 2017 10:00am - 10:50am
Piedmont Council for the Arts / Chroma Gallery 112 West Main Street, in York Place

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